Bessie Rigas’s children may be grown, but she still has babies that require her attention.
“I check on the vegetables in my garden every day,” says Bessie, whose current crop includes tomatoes, eggplant, parsley, dill, and an Italian vegetable she’s growing from seeds her sister in Greece sent her.
For Bessie, gardening is a pastime she’s enjoyed...Read More »
When Bob and Gail Holter moved to their apartment home at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston, they faced the same downsizing dilemma most new residents experience—what to keep and what to give away or sell.
“There was no question that we’d bring our books. We’re both avid readers,” says Gail.
The couple lined...Read More »
Jodie Schroeder was enjoying a successful career as a new home sales counselor when life took a turn.
“My parents were aging and needed my help,” says Schroeder. “I also had an elderly aunt who required care. I took a leave from new home sales to assist them.”
Schroeder, who worked with some of the top builders...Read More »
When Jane Hall purchased a home in the 55-plus community of Heritage Grand at Cinco Ranch, in Katy, Tex., she thought her moving days were behind her.
“I never dreamed I’d sell my house and move again,” says Jane. “I was settled, and I had my friends and my activities.”
But when a number of Jane’s neighbors...Read More »
Ed Hinkley and his wife Anna were well acquainted with Eagle’s Trace when they moved to the West Houston Erickson Living community in July 2010.
“We received marketing materials about Eagle’s Trace starting in 2004, when it was under construction,” says Ed. “Then close friends of ours, Jim and Pat McKinley, moved to Eagle’s Trace in...Read More »
Call it Houston’s hottest volunteer ticket.
The peanut butter factory off Hafer Road on the city’s north side presents a prized volunteer opportunity for many area corporations and churches.
Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the factory produces between 300,000 and 350,000 jars of peanut butter for the Houston Food Bank every year.
“Peanut...Read More »
When it comes to apartment living, one size doesn’t fit all.
That’s why Eagle’s Trace, an Erickson Living community in West Houston, offers 47 different floor plans.
“We recognize the need for options,” says Sales Director Pam Burgeson. “Each prospective resident who visits the sales office has priorities. It’s our job to find the floor plan that...Read More »
Elvis impersonator Vince King is a regular guest at Eagle’s Trace, where he entertains residents with favorites like “All Shook Up,” “Love Me Tender,” and “Jailhouse Rock.”
“I start my performances with music from the 50s, then move on to music from the movie years and the 1968 comeback special, and finish with the Las Vegas...Read More »
Carolyn Rogas moved to Eagle’s Trace in search of balance.
“I was ready to be out from under the responsibilities of home ownership, but I wasn’t ready to give up my independence,” says Carolyn. “I wanted a home where I could come and go as I please, with the assurance that help is available if I...Read More »
When Harry and Marianne Guy listed their home in December 2012, a buyer showed up on their doorstep—literally.
“Our [real estate agent] was putting the sign out in the yard when a lady stopped by,” says Marianne. “She made an appointment to see the house the following day and wrote us an offer before the house...Read More »